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Alternative Drinks

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Molasses is all the goodness that they take out of sugar cane juice, in order to make white sugar. Cane sugar is naturally brown and sticky.  Muscovado sugar also known as Barbados sugar that one can buy in supermarkets is the closest we come to the natural sugar.  In order to make white sugar all the brown stuff has to be extracted and this concentrated brown stuff becomes Molasses.  It should come as no surprise that this concentrated extract contains a wealth of valuable minerals including iron and calcium.  It also makes an excellent drink.

Take about 1 teaspoon of Molasses (according to your taste) and add it to a mug of boiling water.  Stir well, as it takes a little time to dissolve and add milk.  There is no need to add sugar, as it is naturally sweet.

Green tea

Green tea does contain caffeine like ordinary tea (black tea), however, in smaller amounts. Ordinary tea is brown, because it has been cured.  This changes its chemical constituency.  Green tea is better for you than ordinary tea, as it contains more antioxidants, more antiviral agents, and importantly, far more polyphenols, which are anti-cancer agents.

It is important to note that the polyphenols are not released immediately into boiling water.  You should let the tea brew for between eight and 10 minutes before you can be sure that all these chemicals have been released.

Red bush tea.

Scientific name Aspalathus linearis: Rooibos, (pronounced "roy-bos")[1], is Afrikaans for "red bush";  is a leguminous plant similar to broom.

The plant is used to make a herbal tea called rooibos tea, bush tea (esp. southern Africa), redbush tea (esp. UK), South African red tea (esp. USA), or red tea. The product has been popular in southern Africa for generations and is now consumed in many countries. It makes an excellent, slightly sweeter flavoured tea substitute. Enjoy with milk and sugar as you would ordinary brown tea.